• Peter Alton

Filipino Pochero Recipe

Updated: Nov 9, 2020

A rich and delicious Filipino stew ideal for a cold winter's evening.


3 tablespoons olive oil

2 plantains, peeled and quartered

2 small potatoes, quartered

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1.8kg chicken legs, thighs and wings

225g whole chorizo sausage, cut into 2.5cm pieces

salt and pepper to taste

water to cover

2 tomatoes, diced

400g tin chickpeas, drained

1 small head cabbage, chopped


Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.

Fry the plantains and potatoes in the hot oil until crisp on the outside.

Remove from the pot and set aside, keeping the oil in the pot.

Cook and stir the onion and garlic in the hot oil until the onion is translucent.

Add the chicken and chorizo; season with salt and pepper. Cover the pot and cook for 5 minutes.

Pour enough water over the chicken to cover completely; bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.

Add the tomatoes, cover and cook another 10 minutes.

Stir the plantains, potatoes, chickpeas and cabbage into the mixture.

Cook covered until the cabbage is wilted and everything is hot, about 5 minutes more. Serve hot.

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